Jungle trial and jungle justice have prevailed in a village in Abia where as a man was accused of adultery and as well beaten to death.
The unlucky victim identified as Emma Orji, was accused of having sex with a housewife in Alayi, a community in the Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
The village where the incident took place is said to be such that sees adultery as a sacrilege which attracts capital punishment like public flogging of the perpetrators.
It was gathered that the housewife had left her husband’s house under the guise of going on a brief visit to her parent’s village, but she was found copulating with the deceased three days later.
We learnt that Orji who was whisked away to be punished by some angry youths from the community, was found dead the following day.
Aggravated by the demise of Orji, some of his relatives and friends, invaded the home of a resident, who was believed to have spearheaded his killing, setting his house and car on fire.
The father of the deceased, Elder Orji, who lamented the gruesome murder of his son by hoodlums, called on Abia State Government to ensure that his son’s killers are fished out.
The Special Adviser to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Security Matters, Captain Awa Udensi (retd.), who visited the community, condemned the gruesome killing of the deceased by youths in the area.
He said the security of lives and property of Abia people are paramount to the present administration, vowing that the government would ensure that the perpetrators of the act were brought to book.
The Chairman of the Bende Local Government Council, Gabriel Elendu, also visited the community in the company of the Divisional Police Officer to condemned the act.
He warned youths to desist from taking the laws into their own hands while vowing to get to the root of the incident.
Source – Yabaleftonline